Wed, 29 June 2016
The Republican Party plays the drowning Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet, "as one incapable of her own distress."
The Party is in a death spiral.
Like a moth, it circles the flame, helpless, unable to stop itself.
Direct download: Pre-autopsy__Why_the_Republican_Party_is_Crashing.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT
Wed, 22 June 2016
He is not winning in any way you or I might think possible.
But, by his own inner light, he is winning none-the-less.
Wed, 15 June 2016
Donald Trump describes himself as he sees himself.
He is the most successful businessman, the smartest graduate, the toughest candidate, the best thing that ever happened to evangelicals, the most attractive to women.
He is a candidate of superlatives.
He believes that makes him a superlative candidate.
Wed, 8 June 2016
His aggressive approach, traveling personally into the very heart of criminal territory, was becoming too effective. The order came directly from the crime lords. Kill the chief of United States Narcotics Enforcement.
Like some comic book superhero, he went underground, surfacing only to surprise, battle, and bring down those drug cartels.
Wed, 1 June 2016
Our parents taught, and popular culture reinforced, how we see those who snarl such things at women and ethnic minorities.
Direct download: Politics_Accidentally_Borrows_from_Old_Television_Scripts.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT
Wed, 25 May 2016
The history of those Uyghurs who were held prisoner in Guantanamo is an unfortunate prologue to what is happening now.
Too many patriots are willing to sacrifice those who risk life and well being to help us, if they are not Americans.
Wed, 18 May 2016
Once, not long ago, even candidates thought to be adorably ignorant put forth a noble effort to prove otherwise.
That era now seems to have passed us by.
Perhaps it is gone forever.
Direct download: Lack_of_Qualification_as_the_New_Qualification.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
Wed, 11 May 2016
Almost 50 years ago, Brian Wilson trashed the best work he had ever done.
We do not need to follow his sad example by repeating past tragedies for our country today.
Direct download: Policy_Politics_and_the_Costly_Embrace_of_Disappointment.mp3
Category:History, News -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT
Wed, 4 May 2016
Maine's naloxone controversy is a portend. The governor's veto is completely consistent with the emerging Republican ethic.
The Party of Abraham Lincoln sleeps in the Republican past.
The Party of Paul LePage is the vital Republican future.
Direct download: Paul_LePage_and_the_Emerging_Face_of_Conservatism.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT
Wed, 27 April 2016
The controversy in the primaries is about fairness.
But the real injustice is not the injustice that gets noticed.